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November 10, 2019
Lory Gil and Rene Ritchie have a chat about the initiatives and tools Apple has created to keep end user data private, along with some missteps that have occurred along the way. They also talk about the release of Photoshop for iPad and criticisms regarding its lack of features. This leads into a conversation about setting expectations while not over promising and underdelivering. Finally, Apple is trying to help address the housing crisis in California by offering up to $2.5 Billion in an attempt to make homes more affordable. Show Notes and Links: Apple and Privacy Photoshop for iPad ... and some criticism about its features Apple offers up $2.5 Billion to help with the housing crisis in California ... and Bernie Sanders hates it Will Apple announce new Macs today or tomorrow? Sponsors: Thrifter.com: All the best deals from Amazon, Best Buy, and more, fussily curated and constantly updated. Hosts: Lory Gil Rene Ritchie Georgia Dow  
November 1, 2019
Rene's house is about to blow over from high winds, but he still manages to casually drop some very big words and awesome insight along with Lory Gil and Georgia Dow. They review AirPods Pro, which were announced and released over the course of just a few days. Apple TV+ has launched as of November 1, so they take a look at the available shows. Finally, the crew touch on Apple's Q4 2019 earnings. Show Notes and Links: AirPods Pro TV+ Apple Earnings call Sponsors: Thrifter.com: All the best deals from Amazon, Best Buy, and more, fussily curated and constantly updated. Hosts: Lory Gil Rene Ritchie Georgia Dow  
October 26, 2019
It may be too late for an October Apple event, but there are still new product rumors aplenty. Georgia Dow, Rene Ritchie, and Lory Gil talk about what we might expect to see, including a 16-inch MacBook Pro, a new iPad Pro, and Apple Tags tracking chips. In a final bit of rumoring, we may also see AirPods Pro very, very soon. The team wraps up the week with some favorite Halloween gadgets! Show Notes and Links: MacBook Pro 16-inch iPad Pro 2019 Apple Tags AirPods Pro What's your favorite Halloween tech gadget? Sponsors: Thrifter.com: All the best deals from Amazon, Best Buy, and more, fussily curated and constantly updated. Hosts: Lory Gil Rene Ritchie Georgia Dow  
October 19, 2019
Google announced a wide range of products this week — many of which inspire comparison to those in Apple's ecosystem. This provides a springboard for Rene Ritchie, Lory Gil, and Georgia Dow to riff on privacy issues in public and your own home. They also talk AirPods Pro rumors and Lory has been testing the Beats Solo Pro. Additionally, Rene resets our expectations for an iPhone SE 2. What will it be or not be? The crew round out the show with the possibility of an Apple TV jailbreak and a support document from Apple that tells you how to wear your watch. Show Notes and Links: Google's Pixel event AirPods Pro coming soon? Beats Solo Pro iPhone SE 2 (NOT!) Is an Apple TV jailbreak possible? Are you wearing your Apple Watch wrong? Sponsors: Zapier: Connect Your Apps and Automate Workflows. Zapier moves info between your web apps automatically, so you can focus on your most important work. Now through November, try Zapier free by visiting zapier.com/imore for your free 14-day trial. Hosts: Lory Gil Rene Ritchie Georgia Dow  
October 12, 2019
macOS Catalina is out! Georgia Dow, Rene Ritchie, and Lory Gil talk about the various reasons to either upgrade right away, or maybe wait until some bugs are squashed and new features are better implemented. They also discuss Apple's decision to pull HKMap.Live from the App Store and broader issues regarding the relationship between corporations and government entities. Finally, you can make dinner at home with your very own set of Tim Cookware?!?! Show Notes and Links: CATALINA is out! Twitter app finally comes to Mac (and other Catalyst apps we love) HKMap.Live app issues More Apple and China stuff International Day of the Girl Tim Cookware? Sponsors: Thrifter.com: All the best deals from Amazon, Best Buy, and more, fussily curated and constantly updated. Hosts: Lory Gil Rene Ritchie Georgia Dow  
October 6, 2019
We may have just gotten iPhone 11, Apple Watch Series 5, and new versions of iOS, but we want more! Rene Ritchie, Lory Gil, and Georgia Dow talk about the possibility of an Apple event in October and what goodies it might bring. They also take a dive into Deep Fusion and the expanding world of computational photography. Finally, Georgia weighs in with her review of Apple Watch Series 5! Show Notes and Links: Should we pack for an October Apple event? How about that Microsoft event? Deep Fusion is real (but not available for the public yet) Here are some real-world samples of Deep Fusion on an iPhone 11 | iMore Sponsors: CleanMyMac X: CleanMyMac X has got all the tools to make your Mac shine on Catalina. Head over to macpaw.com/imore and get a 30% discount for CleanMyMac X. But hurry up — the offer expires on October 13! Hosts: Lory Gil Rene Ritchie Georgia Dow  
September 29, 2019
iPadOS 13.1 has arrived along with iOS 13.1! Lory Gil, Rene Ritchie, and Georgia Dow share their experiences with the new features along with come favorite games available in Apple Arcade. They also answer a couple listener questions, and chat about the upcoming macOS Catalina. There's also a cool patent for light logo notifications on MacBook. Finally, an iPhone 6s survived 15 months at the bottom of a lake! Show Notes and Links: iPadOS 13.1 tvOS 13 iOS 13.1 macOS Catalina next week? Wouldn't a MacBook with light up logo for notifications be cool? iPhone 6s survives being lost underwater for 15 months Sponsors: Thrifter.com: All the best deals from Amazon, Best Buy, and more, fussily curated and constantly updated. Hosts: Lory Gil Rene Ritchie Georgia Dow  
September 20, 2019
Shortcuts expert Matthew Cassinelli is here with a wealth of information for making life better with iOS 13! He guides Lory Gil and Georgia Dow through the basics of shortcut creation and shares some of his own creations from matthewcassinelli.com. Show Notes and Links: SHORTCUTS! Matthew Cassinelli (@mattcassinelli) / Twitter Matthew Cassinelli - YouTube Matthew Cassinelli - Siri Shortcuts, apps, and technology tips iOS and iPadOS 13: The MacStories Review - MacStories Sponsors: Zapier: Connect Your Apps and Automate Workflows. Zapier moves info between your web apps automatically, so you can focus on your most important work. Now through November, try Zapier free by visiting zapier.com/imore for your free 14-day trial. Hosts: Lory Gil Rene Ritchie Georgia Dow  
September 13, 2019
What a week! Apple's event has come and gone, and pre-orders are underway. Lory Gil, Georgia Dow, and Rene Ritchie give their initial impressions of Apple Watch Series 5 and iPhone 11. This episode is jam packed with info, and we've barely scratched the surface!
September 6, 2019
Jim Dalrymple of The Loop joins Lory Gil and Rene Ritchie for one more dose of hopes, dreams, and common sense before Apple's event on September 10. In addition to new iPhones, they talk about the possibility of a new Apple TV along with a new product — Apple Tags. They also discuss the legacy of iPhone SE, listening to Apple Music in a web browser, and their feature wish lists for HomePod.
September 1, 2019
Russell Holly reports live from the very first Harry Potter: Wizards Unite Fan Festival Global Challenge in Indianapolis, IN. He's joined by special guest Katie Aiani. Katie is an amazing HP expert/superfan/cosplayer. Check it out!
August 31, 2019
Game on! Apple has sent out invitations for an event on September 10th — Rene Ritchie, Georgia Dow, and Lory Gil dish on all the latest rumors. They also chat about Apple's new Independent Repair Providers program, which provides training and access to authentic replacement parts to third party repair facilities.
August 24, 2019
Georgia Dow shares her camping tech tips with Rene Ritchie and Lory Gil before diving head first into iPhone 11 rumors and Taylor Swift remixes in the Apple Music Lab. They also look at Apple Watch Series 5 rumors and the likelihood of a 16" MacBook Pro. Finally, Georgia goes into an epic tear about the white coating on Apple Card which can be stained if stored against leather or denim. Show Notes and Links: Latest Apple Music Lab session will let you remix Taylor Swift | iMore Bloomberg spills the beans on Apple event this fall Rene's take iPhone 11 Apple Pencil? How to clean your Apple Card (HAHAHA) Sponsors: Thrifter.com: All the best deals from Amazon, Best Buy, and more, fussily curated and constantly updated. Hosts: Lory Gil Rene Ritchie Georgia Dow  
August 17, 2019
Rene Ritchie and Lory Gil are joined by Russell Holly for iPhone 11 rumors, and a recent statement by Apple about third-party battery replacements. They also chat gaming and controller support in iOS 13, and the ridiculousness of green bubbles vs. blue bubbles. Show Notes and Links: iPhone event Sept. 10? Apple's statement on iPhone battery monitoring iPhone users won't date Android users? WTF? iPhone Pro? Sponsors: Thrifter.com: All the best deals from Amazon, Best Buy, and more, fussily curated and constantly updated. Hosts: Lory Gil Rene Ritchie Georgia Dow  
August 13, 2019
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August 11, 2019
Georgia Dow, Lory Gil, and Rene Ritchie discuss pros and cons of Apple Card and talk about the many uses (besides making purchases) of the titanium card. They also clarify the facts behind third-party iPhone battery repairs and discuss the vast expansion to Apple's bug bounty program. The gang lust over the "Aura Glow" color option for Samsung's new Galaxy Note 10 while wishing for Apple Pencil Support on iPhone. Finally, they follow up on privacy issues surrounding Apple contractors reviewing Siri recordings. Show Notes and Links: Apple Card invites start rolling out Apple isn't locking your iPhone's battery Apple wants hackers to break iPhones Note 10 news (no headphone jack!) Sponsors: Wix Creation without limits. Visit wix.com/podcast and get 10% Off Your Wix Premium Plan — enter the code WIXPROMO at checkout. Hosts: Lory Gil Rene Ritchie Georgia Dow  
July 27, 2019
Rene Ritchie, Georgia Dow, Lory Gil, and an adorable little Ewok/dog have plenty of news to share from the Appleverse! Apple found enough money in their couch cushions to buy the majority of Intel's smartphone modem business. Additionally, The ECG functionality of Apple Watch is now available to users in Canada, and Apple Card may launch in August. Paving the way for new phones, iOS 12.4 brings a direct device data migration feature. And rumors continue to percolate about a 16-inch MacBook Pro with scissor keyboard switches. Show Notes and Links: Apple is acquiring a majority of Intel's smartphone modem business Apple Watch ECG comes to Canada! Apple Card may launch in the first half of August How much sooner after that will Apple Card launch in Canada? We didn't get Apple Card with iOS 12.4, but we did get direct device data migration It sounds like, now, we may actually be looking forward to a 16-inch MacBook Pro with scissor keyboard by the end of this year Sponsors: Wix Creation without limits. Visit wix.com/podcast and get 10% Off Your Wix Premium Plan — enter the code WIXPROMO at checkout. Rhone: Rhone, the premier men's performance lifestyle brand, is designed for men who appreciate quality, comfortable clothing that fits how they live, work, and sweat. Go to rhone.com/imore and use offer code IMORE for 20% off your first purchase! Hosts: Lory Gil Mikah Sargent Rene Ritchie Georgia Dow  
July 19, 2019
In this diabolical episode, we say goodbye to Mikah Sargent as he embarks on a new journey as host and producer for TWiT. We also take on the controversy behind FaceApp. In happier news, there are new emoji coming this fall, and a teaser trailer for the Apple TV+ series Snoopy in Space is here. Mikah, we all love you and will miss you having you as part of the iMore team. You are a star and we know you're going to do great things in Petaluma! Show Notes and Links: FaceApp New Emoji coming this fall Snoopy in Space trailer For All Mankind behind the scenes trailer Sponsors: Gabi: Gabi is a FREE service that helps you SAVE money on auto and home insurance WITHOUT the stress! Go to gabi.com/imore to start the process of saving money, with NO fees, NO forms, and NO spam. Hosts: Lory Gil Mikah Sargent Rene Ritchie Georgia Dow  
July 12, 2019
Lory Gil, Georgia Dow, and Mikah Sargent sit by the proverbial campfire and have a chat about updates to MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, and the discontinuation of the 12-inch MacBook. They also discuss the decision to temporarily disable the Walkie Talkie feature on Apple Watch due to an eavesdropping bug. In another example of Apple taking steps to ensure customer privacy, the gang look at the new 'Sign in with Apple ID' feature that's coming with iOS13. There was also a serious security vulnerability in the Zoom video conferencing software, prompting Apple to push a fix to macOS users. Show Notes and Links: Apple kills 12-inch MacBook and updates MacBook Pro and MacBook Air for 2019 Apple temporarily turns off Walkie Talkie to fix eavesdropping bug Zoom vulnerability and Apple's response Sponsors: Wix Creation without limits. Visit wix.com/podcast and get 10% Off Your Wix Premium Plan — enter the code WIXPROMO at checkout. Hosts: Lory Gil Mikah Sargent Rene Ritchie Georgia Dow  
July 5, 2019
Rene Ritchie, Georgia Dow, and Lory Gil are here with rumors about a new keyboard deign for future MacBooks. They also debate the merits of a new FaceTime feature in iOS 13 for maintaining eye contact when video chatting. Lastly, are Apple execs giving notes on shows for the Apple TV+ service? Show Notes and Links: Apple readying all-new all-non-butterfly keyboard for MacBook Facetime Attention Correction in iOS 13 Superhuman issues Tim Cook fights back against WSJ report, calls it "absurd" Apple's Eddy Cue shoots down report of exec meddling in Apple TV+ content Sponsors: Paint Your Life: Give a truly meaningful gift. For a limited time, get 30% off your painting, and FREE shipping. Text the word 'IMORE' to 48-48-48. Message and data rates may apply. Hosts: Lory Gil Mikah Sargent Rene Ritchie Georgia Dow  
June 30, 2019
Public betas are here already! Lory Gil and Rene Ritchie have all the details, including why you probably don't want to try them out just yet. But if you do, they're here to help you do it the smart way. They have an exclusive scoop on Apple Card. The big bombshell this week is that Jony Ive is leaving Apple later this year to form his own design studio. Apple will become one of his primary clients, but how much of his influence will we continue to see in Apple's products going forward? Finally, Lory and Rene talk about Wizards Unite and how different (and more complex) it is compared to Pokémon Go. Show Notes and Links: Jony Ive retires from Apple Tim Cook to Apple Employees on Jony Ive's departure | iMore Apple to move Mac Pro production to China Apple Music subscribership up to 60 million Public beta stuff: - iOS 13 public beta: The ultimate guide | iMore - iPadOS 13 public beta: The ultimate guide | iMore - macOS Catalina public beta: The ultimate guide | iMore tvOS 13 public beta: The ultimate guide | iMore - Apple increases its self-driving department Sponsors: Paint Your Life: Give a truly meaningful gift. For a limited time, get 30% off your painting, and FREE shipping. Text the word 'IMORE' to 48-48-48. Message and data rates may apply. Wix Creation without limits. Visit wix.com/podcast and get 10% Off Your Wix Premium Plan — enter the code WIXPROMO at checkout. Hosts: Lory Gil Mikah Sargent Rene Ritchie Georgia Dow  
June 22, 2019
Georgia Dow and Mikah Sargent talk about Apple's battery recall for some mid-2015 15" MacBook Pro models. If you own one of these machines, they'll help you figure out if your computer is affected. They also discuss the prospect of moving iPhone production out of China to Taiwan — a strategy recommended by Foxconn founder Terry Gou. If you're looking for some new tips and tricks, check out our favorite iPhone hacks! Show Notes and Links: Apple launches recall for certain 15-inch MacBook Pros due to battery issues Check your serial number CoconutBattery How to use Time Machine on your Mac Foxconn founder calls on Apple to move iPhone production out of China Harry Potter: Wizards Unite Sponsors: Gabi: Gabi is a FREE service that helps you SAVE money on auto and home insurance WITHOUT the stress! Go to gabi.com/imore to start the process of saving money, with NO fees, NO forms, and NO spam. Rhone: Rhone, the premier men's performance lifestyle brand, is designed for men who appreciate quality, comfortable clothing that fits how they live, work, and sweat. Go to rhone.com/imore and use offer code IMORE for 20% off your first purchase! Hosts: Lory Gil Mikah Sargent Rene Ritchie Georgia Dow  
June 16, 2019
Your watch, TV, Mac, iPhone, and iPad are all getting extreme makeovers this fall! Georgia Dow, Lory Gil, Mikah Sargent, and Rene Ritchie look at some of the coolest new features that are on the way. Show Notes and Links: Five most important features coming to watchOS 6 | iMore Five important features coming to tvOS 13 | iMore macOS 10.15 Catalina FAQ: Everything you need to know | iMore 10 most important features coming in iOS 13 | iMore Sponsors: Wix Creation without limits. Visit wix.com/podcast and get 10% Off Your Wix Premium Plan — enter the code WIXPROMO at checkout. Hosts: Lory Gil Mikah Sargent Rene Ritchie Georgia Dow  
June 7, 2019
Lory Gil and Rene Ritchie are live from WWDC 2019 in San Jose, CA to geek out over some of their favorite announcements from the conference. Apple's software platforms got a lot of love this week. There are loads of new features for macOS Catalina, iOS 13, watchOS 6, and tvOS 13. And now we also have iPadOS, which will make your iPad even more capable than before! There's so much to talk about, we had to save Mac Pro and macOS for our show next week. So excite!
May 31, 2019
The new iPod touch may not be for everyone, but Lory Gil, Rene Ritchie, Georgia Dow, and Mikah Sargent have a litany of use cases for it as a relatively inexpensive iOS device. They're also really, really hoping for a Mac Pro and 6K Pro display to be announced next week! They've got rumors to share along with some naming ideas for the new versions of Mac OS and iOS.
May 26, 2019
Snapchat employees abused user data, and Google tracks your purchase history. Lory Gil, Mikah Sargent, and Rene Ritchie are neither surprised, nor amused. The crew also talk about the new MacBook Pro models and additional changes Apple has made to the keyboard. Even if they have ameliorated key malfunctions once and for all, public perception of their butterfly switches is toxic. Don't expect this design to last another generation. WWDC is just around the corner, so rumors and leaks are running red hot. Finally, check out some cool new apps: Vignette and GIFwrapped! Show Notes and Links: Google tracks your purchase history Snapchat employees abuse user data New MacBook Pro 2019 iFixit tears down the 2019 MBP Will there still be a different new MBP in 2019? Dub Dub fun Vignette Do you even GIFwrapped? Sponsors: Thrifter.com: All the best deals from Amazon, Best Buy, and more, fussily curated and constantly updated. Hosts: Lory Gil Mikah Sargent Rene Ritchie Georgia Dow  
May 18, 2019
Rene Ritchie, Mikah Sargent, and Lory Gil dish out the iPhone 11 XR (or whatever it will be called) rumors like a buffet in Vegas! They also look at the Apple TV app update and wish for a more "everything ever" video experience similar to music streaming services. There are also new Pride watch faces, some interesting patents that contain both Face ID and Touch ID tech, and a discussion around the importance of Global Accessibility Awareness Day. They round out the episode with gaming news — Minecraft Earth is an upcoming AR experience, and Steam Link is now available on iOS. Show Notes and Links: iPhone 11 XR rumors Apple TV app update New Pride Watch faces iPhone patent for Touch ID and Face ID Global Accessibility Awareness Day Minecraft Earth mobile preview Steam Link on iPhone and iPad Sponsors: eero: Life’s too short for bad WiFi. Never think about WiFi again - To get $100 off the eero base unit with 2 beacons package, and 1 year of eero Plus, visit eero.com/imore and at checkout enter IMORE. Wix Creation without limits. Visit wix.com/podcast and get 10% Off Your Wix Premium Plan — enter the code WIXPROMO at checkout. Audible: Go to http://audible.com/imore or text IMORE to 500-500 to start your 30-day trial and get your first audiobook for free! Hosts: Lory Gil Mikah Sargent Rene Ritchie Georgia Dow  
May 3, 2019
Lory Gil and Rene Ritchie do whatever they want, and no one can stop them! They talk about their plans for Star Wars Day and mourn the loss of Peter Mayhew, the 7'3" actor who portrayed Chewbacca. They also have some updates on right to repair legislation, and loads of rumors about what to expect at WWDC next month. May The Fourth Be With You! Show Notes and Links: Star Wars Day Apple Is Telling Lawmakers People Will Hurt Themselves if They Try to Fix iPhones WWDC 2019 Sponsors: Wix Creation without limits. Visit wix.com/podcast and get 10% Off Your Wix Premium Plan — enter the code WIXPROMO at checkout. StoryWorth The most meaningful Mother’s Day gift: getting to know her better. Save $20 through May 12 at storyworth.com/imore! Hosts: Lory Gil Mikah Sargent Rene Ritchie Georgia Dow  
April 28, 2019
Georgia Dow and Lory Gil are joined by TWiT's Megan Morrone for some AirPod 3 rumors and a deep look at Apple News+ one month into the service. They also discuss the delayed release of Galaxy Fold and iFixit's teardown (and subsequent removal from their website) of the new device. Show Notes and Links: Megan Morrone 💙 (@meganmorrone) | Twitter AirPods 3 rumors: noise-canceling, water resistant? News+ free trial has ended for first-day subscribers Samsung Galaxy Fold Teardown - iFixit iFixit posts, and then pulls, its teardown of the Galaxy Fold Sponsors: Thrifter.com: All the best deals from Amazon, Best Buy, and more, fussily curated and constantly updated. Hosts: Lory Gil Mikah Sargent Rene Ritchie Georgia Dow  
April 20, 2019
Lory Gil and Mikah Sargent ditch Rene and Georgia this week for a one-on-one conversation about the failure of several Samsung Galaxy Fold review units. They also talk about Apple and Qualcomm's settlement in the midst of their ongoing legal battle as Intel exits the 5G smartphone modem business. WWDC will be here before you know it! The Wonder Twins of tech go through a laundry list of rumored and wishlist features. Finally, Apple has released their 2019 Environmental Responsibility report, and Harry Potter Wizards Unite begins beta testing in New Zealand. Show Notes and Links: Galaxy Fold ... unfolding (not sorry) Apple/Qualcomm iOS 13 rumors and speculation Apple's Environmental Responsibility report Harry Potter Wizards Unite starts beta testing in New Zealand Sponsors: Wix Creation without limits. Visit wix.com/podcast and get 10% Off Your Wix Premium Plan — enter the code WIXPROMO at checkout. Hosts: Lory Gil Mikah Sargent Rene Ritchie Georgia Dow  
April 14, 2019
Georgia Dow, Lory Gil, and Mikah Sargent share a mix of rumors and bonafide news on this week's show! First up, Apple maintains their perfect score on the LGBTQ equality index for the 17th year in a row. PowerBeats Pro have been announced and will be shipping next month. They're a potentially more comfortable alternative to AirPods, while being more conducive to use during fitness activity.
March 30, 2019
Lory Gil, Mikah Sargent, and Rene Ritchie break down every announcement from Apple's March 2019 event. And there's SOOOOO much to talk about! They discuss: News+, TV+, Apple Card, and Apple Arcade. Plus, in some late breaking news, Apple confirmed that AirPower has been canceled. Pour one out for the multi-device wireless charger that will never be.
March 22, 2019
Rene Ritchie, Georgia Dow, and Lory Gil recount this week's deluge of Apple announcements and look forward to the event on Monday, March 25! There's a new iPad mini and iPad Air 3, and spec bumped iMacs. Apple also announced AirPods 2, which add a wireless charging case and battery life improvements. Missing in action (for now?) were AirPower and a 7th generation iPod touch. The March 25 event will likely focus exclusively on new services. We're expecting news and TV subscriptions, with the rumors percolating about a gaming service. There's also the Goldman Sachs partnership that could result in an Apple credit card. Show Notes and Links: iPad mini 5/iPad Air 3 iMac (2019) AirPods 2 AirPower? iPod touch 7? Apple gaming service to be announced at March Event? Apple credit card to be announced at March event? Sponsors: Wix Creation without limits. Visit wix.com/podcast and get 10% Off Your Wix Premium Plan — enter the code WIXPROMO at checkout. Hosts: Lory Gil Mikah Sargent Rene Ritchie Georgia Dow  
March 17, 2019
Winter is leaving, but WWDC is coming! We have not one, but two Apple events that were announced this week, bringing anticipation for shiny new software and services (and maybe some hardware) to a fever pitch. Lory Gil, Georgia Dow, Mikah Sargent, and Rene Ritchie have great insight into what Apple's new streaming video service could and should be. They also talk about Spotify's suit against Apple in the EU, and the message behind an otherwise whimsical commercial about privacy and iPhone. Show Notes and Links: WWDC is coming! Spotify vs Apple: The future of music streaming set to play out in EU competition court Apple's new ad is all about the realities of virtual privacy Apple March 2019 Special Event Preview MacPaw's Wallpaper Wizard 2 - $9.95 Sponsors: Thrifter.com: All the best deals from Amazon, Best Buy, and more, fussily curated and constantly updated. Hosts: Lory Gil Mikah Sargent Rene Ritchie Georgia Dow  
March 8, 2019
Mikah Coffee, Lory Punk Rock, and Rene Vector have this week's dose of Apple news and rumors! The fruit company is celebrating Women's History Month and Lory has a mapping app to share called AccessNow that is completely awesome for locating accessibility features in locations around the globe. They also discuss instances when data encryption isn't the right thing to do, Apple allowing repairs for iPhones with aftermarket batteries, next-generation iPad rumors, and the memetacular 'Tim Apple'. The crew also geek out on Star Wars Galaxy's Edge at Disneyland opening later this year, plus PS4 gaming on iPhone. Yes! Show Notes and Links: International Women's Day AccessNow | App Store Why encryption isn't always the right thing to do What to expect in the next-generation iPad Tim Apple We have an opening day for Star Wars Galaxy's Edge at Disneyland Apple allows repairs for iPhones with an aftermarket battery PS4 on iPhone? Yes! Sponsors: Wix Creation without limits. Visit wix.com/podcast and get 10% Off Your Wix Premium Plan — enter the code WIXPROMO at checkout. Hosts: Lory Gil Mikah Sargent Rene Ritchie Georgia Dow  
February 23, 2019
Georgia Dow, Lory Gil, Rene Ritchie, and Mikah Sargent open the episode with a topic that doesn't suck: Microsuction tape! This handy stuff will keep your tech attached to your desk exactly where you want it without messy adhesives. But that's just the tip of the iceberg this week. The crew have rumors about a partnership between Apple and Goldman Sachs for a credit card. In the hardware realm, Apple is supposedly developing a 6K display to accompany the new Mac Pro. There might be a new 16" MacBook Pro in the works as well. They also have a friendly debate about 'right to repair' legislation. And as a special bonus, Georgia shares her pro tip about Apple Watch bands! Show Notes and Links: Sewell Direct AirStick Microsuction Tape Apple Goldman Sachs Credit Card? 6K Apple Display? Right to repair Sponsors: eero: Life’s too short for bad WiFi. Never think about WiFi again - To get $100 off the eero base unit with 2 beacons package, and 1 year of eero Plus, visit eero.com/imore and at checkout enter IMORE. Wix Creation without limits. Visit wix.com/podcast and get 10% Off Your Wix Premium Plan — enter the code WIXPROMO at checkout. Hosts: Lory Gil Mikah Sargent Rene Ritchie Georgia Dow  
February 15, 2019
The band is back together with a ton of news and rumors for Apple fans! Georgia Dow, Lory Gil, Rene Ritchie, and Mikah Sargent talk all about an Apple Event that may be taking place on March 25th. There's also a cool new AR experience from Lego, and Amazon has bought popular Wi-Fi company Eero. Apple's long-awaited wireless charging solution, AirPower, may be coming this Spring. Or maybe not! Finally, what in blazes was that weird dot on the Apple Notes tweet from the US Press Secretary?!?! Show Notes and Links: Apple March event (Product) RED iPhone XS? Lego AR: Hidden Side Amazon is buying popular mesh Wi-Fi company Eero AirPower rumor U.S. Press Secretary tweets with Apple Notes. Dottedly. Sponsors: Wix Creation without limits. Visit wix.com/podcast and get 10% Off Your Wix Premium Plan — enter the code WIXPROMO at checkout. Hosts: Lory Gil Mikah Sargent Rene Ritchie Georgia Dow  
February 10, 2019
This week's show begins with some follow up: The FaceTime bug has been zapped with iOS 12.1.4 and some companies are still skeezy! Rene Ritchie, Georgia Dow, and Mikah Sargent have plenty of news to share as well. Apple's retail head Angela Ahrendts is leaving in April and will be replaced by 30-year company veteran Deirdre O'Brien. The Unicode Consortium has approved 230 new emoji for release in 2019. The new update increases the variety of skin tones available for some emoji, and adds depictions of people with various disabilities. There are also new animals, food items, and other objects. Finally, the gang bring it home with their picks of the week. Tune in! Show Notes and Links: Apple releases iOS 12.1.4 with FaceTime bug fix 230 New Emojis in Final List for 2019 Angela Ahrendts leaving Apple, Deirdre O'Brien new SVP of Retail + People Companies are (still) selling your phone location data without consent Eve Home lightstrip Biltong Sponsors: Thrifter.com: All the best deals from Amazon, Best Buy, and more, fussily curated and constantly updated. Hosts: Lory Gil Mikah Sargent Rene Ritchie Georgia Dow  
February 1, 2019
Lory Gil, Georgia Dow, and Mikah Sargent provide the nitty gritty on a series of unfortunate events. Facebook and Google have been abusing user data in some unusual ways. They got caught — leading Apple to revoke (and subsequently restore) the enterprise distribution certificates that enable internally utilized iOS apps. Also, Apple has temporarily disabled Group FaceTime until a fix can be released. A not-so-tricky trick could be exploited to listen in on audio from another user before they've accepted your call. It's not all bad news this week. Rumor has it Apple is developing 3D camera tech for iPhones to be released later year. If true, this could further advance the augmented reality capabilities of our favorite pocket supercomputers. Check it out! Show Notes and Links: Facebook, Google sacrifice internal iOS apps just to harvest more user data FaceTime bug allows instant audio, potential video access — fix on the way Apple Is Planning 3-D Cameras for New iPhones in AR Push Sponsors: Thrifter.com: All the best deals from Amazon, Best Buy, and more, fussily curated and constantly updated. Hosts: Lory Gil Mikah Sargent Rene Ritchie Georgia Dow  
January 26, 2019
Rene Ritchie, Mikah Sargent, and Lory Gil deliver a heaping bowl of hot news and rumors to Apple fans this week! First, Rene talks about the secret history of iPhone — two essentially competing teams at Apple working to help the company enter the mobile phone market. From there, Lory professes her undying love for the 4" iPhone form factor. iPhone SE has been available once again at clearance pricing, but she advocates for a new version with updated internals. #iPhoineSEUnite The gang also debate the idea of Apple removing Google as the default search engine on their products. Apple News is coming to Canada — earning a fully justifiable "finally"! There's also rumors and wish lists percolating for an iPad mini 5, and some weird gaming of Spotify listens. Finally, HP has released a laptop wrapped in leather. For real. Show Notes and Links: The Secret History of iPhone iPhone SE fans UNITE! Bring back the small phone lifestyle! Should Apple remove Google as default search? Apple News coming to Canada with iOS 12.2 iPad mini 5 (2019) Preview The mystery tracks being 'forced' on Spotify users Make laptops from cows Sponsors: eero: Life’s too short for bad WiFi. Never think about WiFi again - To get $100 off the eero base unit with 2 beacons package, and 1 year of eero Plus, visit eero.com/imore and at checkout enter IMORE. Hosts: Lory Gil Mikah Sargent Rene Ritchie Georgia Dow  
January 19, 2019
Rene Ritchie, Mikah Sargent, and Lory Gil are joined by Russell Holly to chat about some of the biggest news in the Appleverse. First up, the iPhone XS Smart Battery Case is here to keep you up and running all day, and then some, when you're on the go. Next, an op-ed by Tim Cook appeared in Time magazine as he continues to advocate for privacy and disclosure in how customer data is used by tech companies. Rene brings his ideas for a more powerful and flexible iOS 13 to the table. Plus, Mikah shares his experience with data collection and his Ember mug, and Russell talks about a cool new 360º video camera at CES. Show Notes and Links: @RussellHolly on Twitter iPhone XS Smart Battery Case Review You Deserve Privacy Online. Here’s How You Could Actually Get It Tim Cook: That's my information that you're selling, and I didn't consent iOS 13 and beyond: The future of iPhone and iPad Sponsors: Thrifter.com: All the best deals from Amazon, Best Buy, and more, fussily curated and constantly updated. Hosts: Lory Gil Mikah Sargent Rene Ritchie Georgia Dow  
January 11, 2019
Georgia Dow, Rene Ritchie, Mikah Sargent, and Lory Gil are here with all the CES 2019 news that's relevant to Apple users. They talk about AirPlay 2 and/or iTunes coming to TVs from a variety of manufacturers and the emergence of HomeKit-enabled products. Other topics include Impossible Burger 2.0, Focals smart glasses, and invasions of privacy by Ring and other companies. Finally, they discuss how a female-founded sex tech company was given a CES 2019 Innovation Award – only to have that award subsequently revoked. Show Notes and Links: TechnoBuffalo The Dogs of CES 2019 CES 2019 — Everything from the show! Apple is putting iTunes on Samsung and AirPlay on LG, Vizio, Sony TVs Focals by North promise to bring smart glasses to all of us The New Impossible Burger Tastes Even More Like Real Beef and People Are Loving It Ring employees may have been spying on your security cameras and doorbells HomeKit Products CES revokes award from female-founded sex tech company Sponsors: Thrifter.com: All the best deals from Amazon, Best Buy, and more, fussily curated and constantly updated. Hosts: Lory Gil Mikah Sargent Rene Ritchie Georgia Dow  
January 5, 2019
There was some bad news in Cupertino this week. In case you haven't heard by now, Apple has lowered Q1 2019 revenue projections by up to 9 billion dollars. That's due primarily to poor performance in mainland China. That's an 8% difference — Yikes! But in the grand scheme of things, what does it mean for Apple's profitability and viability? That's why the gang is here to take a deeper look beyond the headlines. They also talk about other news in the Apple world this week, and share pro tips for surviving in Las Vegas. Oh, and then there's that time Georgia tased herself at CES! Show Notes and Links: iPhone and Doom: Analyzing Apple's Q1 2019 numbers Georgia gets tased at #CESlive by a Yellowjacket case Sponsors: Thrifter.com: All the best deals from Amazon, Best Buy, and more, fussily curated and constantly updated. Hosts: Lory Gil Mikah Sargent Rene Ritchie Georgia Dow  
December 28, 2018
Lory Gil, Mikah Sargent, Rene Ritchie, and Georgia Dow have hope and dreams about stuff and things! For our final episode of 2018, the crew prognosticate about what they'd like to see happen with Apple and the world of tech in 2019. They discuss everything from turning Siri around to improving Apple Maps, HomeKit, transparency from tech companies about how they use your data, mouse cuddles, and more! Show Notes and Links: Sponsors: Thrifter.com: All the best deals from Amazon, Best Buy, and more, fussily curated and constantly updated. Hosts: Lory Gil Mikah Sargent Rene Ritchie Georgia Dow  
December 27, 2018
Every year, to end the year, I put together lists of what I think Apple did best and worst for the last 12 months. I’ve already posted the list of the worst so, now, I’m going to spend a got minute focusing on the positive. What Apple did right and how I’d like to see Apple keep building on it for next year. Not because I’m a fanboy or apologist or any other dismissive term those who have tribal fury but lack the articulation to form any factual, cohesive arguments to the contrary, but because if you don’t recognize the good along with the bad, the jobs well done amongst those still left to be done, them you fail to promote the direction you want to see continue and focus you want to see carried on. So, what made this year’s list? SPONSOR: Eero Get $100 off a package that includes an eero base unit, two eero Beacons and one year of eero Plus. Visit eero.com/vector and use promo code: VECTOR MORE: Gear: https://kit.com/reneritchie Podcast: http://applepodcasts.com/vector Twitter: https://twitter.com/reneritchie Instagram: https://instagram.com/reneritchie SUBSCRIBE: Apple Podcasts Overcast Pocket Casts Castro RSS YouTube  
December 23, 2018
Lory Gil, Mikah Sargent, and Rene Ritchie are here with a look at highlights from 2018. But it's not just gadgets. It's about their favorite stories and themes that took shape during the year in technology. We love the new and shiny as much as anyone (maybe more!) — but the rubber meets the road when tech actually improves our lives. Take a listen and let us about a few of your favorite things from 2018! Show Notes and Links: Philips Hue Motion Sensor: Putting the auto in home automation How HomeKit's software authentication works When and why Apple might bring back Touch ID My 9.7 iPad (2018) review: Drawn, written, edited, and produced with an iPad iPhone SE 2: What happened to it and why? Hacking the world, one if-check at a time: A developer spotlight on Akshaya Dinesh Tim Cook: Privacy is Apple's culture Sponsors: Thrifter.com: All the best deals from Amazon, Best Buy, and more, fussily curated and constantly updated. Hosts: Lory Gil Mikah Sargent Rene Ritchie Georgia Dow  
December 22, 2018
Apple is so doomed, they're spending a billion dollars on expanding their campus in Austin, TX. Lory Gil, Rene Ritchie, and Georgia Dow are here with all the news on iPhone demand, Apple's plans for Austin, plus a ton more! They also talk about Apple's Hour of Code, more inexcusable blunders from Facebook, and an update on the alleged Super Micro hack. Spoiler: They weren't. And whatever happened to iPhone SE 2? Plus, the crew have Holiday gift suggestions for the geeks in your life! Show Notes and Links: Apple DOOOOooooomed! Apple expaaaaaaaaaanding! Where's my iPhone SE...X? Super Micro confirms: Bloomberg was just wrong Sponsors: Skylight Frame A photo frame you can update instantly by email from anywhere. Save $10 off your purchase at skylightframe.com and enter promo code IMORE. Hosts: Lory Gil Mikah Sargent Rene Ritchie Georgia Dow  
December 8, 2018
The gang's all here! Rene Ritchie, Georgia Dow, Lory Gil, and Mikah Sargent dig deep into the ECG functionality now available on Apple Watch Series 4. They also talk about Apple's new clear case to show off the colorful bling of iPhone XR. Finally, learn how to give your Memoji a Santa or Elf hat for the Holidays! Put one on your Memoji, belt out a chorus of Jingle Bells, and share it with us by using hashtag #imorecarols!!! Show Notes and Links: ECG Apple Watch App: The Ultimate Guide ECG Setup demo by Lory Gil during live stream Apple's long-awaited official iPhone XR clear case is now available for $39 How to give your memoji a Santa or Elf hat for the holidays Sponsors: Molekule The only air purifier that actually destroys pollutants. For $75 off your first order, visit molekule.com and enter promo code IMORE at checkout. Skylight Frame A photo frame you can update instantly by email from anywhere. Save $10 off your purchase at skylightframe.com and enter promo code IMORE. Hosts: Lory Gil Mikah Sargent Rene Ritchie Georgia Dow  
December 1, 2018
Lory Gil and Mikah Sargent are the stars of the show this week with a variety of different tech stories. First, Instagram is making it possible to share your stories with only your closest friends. They've also improved the accessibility of the platform by allowing users to provide text descriptions of the images they post. This is similar to a feature Twitter has previously implemented to benefit the visually impaired. There's huge news in the re-kindled (pun not intended) relationship between Amazon and Apple. Available later this December, Echo devices will support Apple Music. In less happy news, Marriott says records from 500 million Starwood guests were stolen in a massive data breach. The extent of the information leaked in the breach is still being determined. Apple CEO Tim Cook is giving the keynote address at the Anti-Defamation League's anti-Semitism and anti-hate summit in New York on December 3rd. Finally, Mikah and Lory share their gadget picks of the week! Come on in, it's getting cold outside! Show Notes and Links: Share with Your Close Friends on Instagram Stories Creating a More Accessible Instagram How to add image descriptions to your Twitter photos "Alexa, play Bebe Rexha on Apple Music" Marriott says 500 million Starwood guest records stolen in massive data breach Tim Cook to give keynote address at anti-Semitism and anti-hate summit in New York Tim Cook Speaks Up mophie charge stream desk stand $70 Mujjo Touchscreen Gloves for Winter with 3M Thinsulate $50 Sponsors: Thrifter.com: All the best deals from Amazon, Best Buy, and more, fussily curated and constantly updated. Hosts: Lory Gil Mikah Sargent Rene Ritchie Georgia Dow  
November 17, 2018
Black Friday is no longer a single day — it's practically an entire month of discounts on Holiday gifts. This week, Lory Gil, Mikah Sargent, and Rene Ritchie are joined in the first half of the show by Jared DiPane from our sister site Thrifter to talk about all the amazing bargains to be had. The discussion turns to various bits and bobs of Apple news, including the (PRODUCT)RED Sport Loop for Apple Watch, Rene's thoughts on the inevitability of Mac transition to ARM processors, and using Poké Ball Plus with Pokémon GO. The crew also have a lengthy conversation about the FUD behind Apple's T2 security chip, repairability of tech products, and the merits of wanton device destruction vs. vivisection in the name of science and education. Dive in! Show Notes and Links: Back Friday Deals via Thrifter (PRODUCT)RED Sport Loop How the Mac will go ARM Regarding T2 security chips 'blocking' independent Mac repairs... How to use your Poké Ball Plus with Pokémon GO Hosts: Lory Gil Mikah Sargent Rene Ritchie Georgia Dow  
November 11, 2018
Lory Gil, Georgia Dow, and Rene Ritchie have reviews and fully-baked takes galore of Apple's tasty new trio. They look at MacBook Air, iPad Pro, and Mac mini. Plus, they opine over the design improvements found in Apple Pencil 2. Yum! Show Notes and Links: MacBook Air (2018) Review Mac mini (2018) review iPad Pro (2018) Review Sponsors: Casper Get $50 toward select mattresses by visiting Casper.com/imore and using offer code "imore" at checkout — Terms and conditions apply. Hosts: Lory Gil Mikah Sargent Rene Ritchie Georgia Dow  
November 2, 2018
"When you murder a bezel, the home button is collateral damage" — Rene Ritchie Rene Ritchie and Lory Gil bring all the details from Apple's impressive product announcements this week, including Mac mini, MacBook Air, and two new iPads Pro. And, of course, the new Apple Pencil 2 with wireless charging and pairing. And as soon you're done listening to iMore show, be sure to check out Rene's awesome interview on the Vector podcast with Tom Boger, Sr. Director of Mac Product Marketing at Apple. Show Notes and Links: The Mac, with Apple's Tom Boger New Mac mini: Everything you need to know! New MacBook Air (2018) Hands-On Video Which iPad storage size should you get? Should you upgrade to the iPad Pro (11 or 12.9)? Apple Pencil (2018): Everything you need to know! Sponsors: Thrifter.com: All the best deals from Amazon, Best Buy, and more, fussily curated and constantly updated. Hosts: Lory Gil Mikah Sargent Rene Ritchie Georgia Dow  
October 26, 2018
What happens when a squid, an alien, a pirate, and the living embodiment of iPhone XR walk into a podcast??? You have a special Halloween episode, of course! Rene Ritchie, Georgia Dow, Lory Gil, and Mikah Sargent look forward to Apple's event on October 30th with some speculation and educated guesses on what updates will come to the iPad and Mac product lines. They also discuss iPhone XR, an upcoming fix for the bug that spawned #BeautyGate, and Tim Cook's thoughts on federal privacy laws. Trick or Treat! Show Notes and Links: Apple October 2018 Event Preview: What's next for iPad Pro and Mac! iPhone XR Review: Almost all the best for way, way less #BeautyGate Explained: What iPhone XS is and isn't doing to your selfies Tim Cook: Apple in full support of comprehensive federal privacy law HomePod Sleeves Sponsors: Thrifter.com: All the best deals from Amazon, Best Buy, and more, fussily curated and constantly updated. Hosts: Lory Gil Mikah Sargent Rene Ritchie Georgia Dow  
October 20, 2018
t's happening! Apple has sent out invitations to an event on October 30th in Brooklyn, NY. Lory Gil and Rene Ritchie are here to wander and wonder about the features coming to new iPad Pros and a possible update to Mac mini. They also discuss new additions to Apple's privacy site, and CEO Tim Cook has called for Bloomberg to retract an article about alleged hardware hacks on servers used by the company. iPhone XR preorders are now available! It may not generate the same amount of frenzy as its more expensive siblings, but Rene and Lory talk about how it is anything but an entry-level phone — and why it's probably the best choice for most users. Finally, Adobe is bringing Photoshop to iPad in 2019. They say it is "real" Photoshop, but, as Rene explains, that doesn't necessarily mean "full" Photoshop. Show Notes and Links: October Apple Event Mac Mini preview iPhone XR preorders Apple's updated privacy site and why it matters Adobe bringing quote-unquote real Photoshop to iPad Sponsors: Thrifter.com: All the best deals from Amazon, Best Buy, and more, fussily curated and constantly updated. Hosts: Lory Gil Mikah Sargent Rene Ritchie Georgia Dow  
October 12, 2018
Right now, in our very own galaxy, a small band of freedom fighters are here to deliver the not-so-secret Apple news of the week.* Rene Ritchie, Georgia Dow, and Mikah Sargent give a sneak peek at Rene's awesome new Siri Shortcuts video, and they follow up on the alleged Chinese hack of Supermicro server hardware. Rene reviews the Apple Watch Nike+ Series 4 and explains why it's the aluminum Apple Watch to get — as long as you don't want the gold color option. In addition, Google announced the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL this week. There are a couple good features Apple should consider "borrowing" for future iPhones. Finally, the crew gaze into the crystal ball of iPad Pro rumors as they try to devine what capabilities it may include. *No Bothans died to make this episode, but Lory "General Grevious" Gil lost her voice and had to sit this one out. Show Notes and Links: Siri Shortcuts: From the Experts! Rene's video from his Vector YouTube channel Did China hardware-hack Supermicro servers used by Apple and Amazon? Apple Watch Nike+ Series 4 Review Pixel 3 vs. iPhone XS: What Apple should steal from Google iPad Pro X (3rd Gen / 2018) Preview Sponsors: Thrifter.com: All the best deals from Amazon, Best Buy, and more, fussily curated and constantly updated. Hosts: Lory Gil Mikah Sargent Rene Ritchie Georgia Dow  
October 6, 2018
Steve Jobs passed away seven years ago — the iMore show begins on a somber note as the team reflect on his contributions to the world as a technology and creative visionary. Rene Ritchie, Lory Gil, and Mikah Sargent put on their tin foil hats for a discussion about Bloomberg's bombshell article about chips being secretly placed into servers sold to companies like Apple and Amazon. Both companies have refuted claims made in the article, so what's the truth? The coverup can be worse than the crime. They also talk about Tim Cook's recent statements regarding Apple privacy policies and the lengths they go to protect user data. Will Apple host an event in October to unveil new iPad and Macs, or will the products receive a simple press release? Finally, Lory and Mikah 'Muricasplain the United States national alert system to Rene. Tune in! Show Notes and Links: Remembering Steve Jobs Bloomberg's report of China's hardware hack Apple vs. Bloomberg: Did China 'Big Hack' all the hardware? Tim Cook on Apple Privacy Apple October Event 2018 Lego Apple Park That weird Presidential Emergency Alert test Sponsors: Ziprecruiter: The smartest way to hire. Try ZipRecruiter for free. That’s right FREE! Hosts: Lory Gil Mikah Sargent Rene Ritchie Georgia Dow  
September 28, 2018
Behold The Beard! Jim Dalrymple of The Loop joins Mikah Sargent, Georgia Dow, Lory Gil, and Rene Ritchie for a jam packed episode. What's up with iPhone XS skin smoothing for portraits? The consensus is there's definitely something going on with the processing. Additionally, the XS speakers seem to have improved stereo imaging compared to previous iPhones. And among other things, they discuss Qualcomm vs. Intel modem performance, Facebook's data breach, and why the screen on iPhone XR isn't 1080p (and why that doesn't matter). Rock on! Show Notes and Links: The Loop Why iPhone XR doesn't have a 1080p screen How to fix iPhone XS LTE + Wi-Fi problems 27-inch iMac (2012) with 3TB RAM does not support Boot Camp in Mojave Facebook breach Qualcomm suing Apple for stealing and giving away trade secrets Logic Pro and MainStage 3 updated Sponsors: Thrifter.com: All the best deals from Amazon, Best Buy, and more, fussily curated and constantly updated. Hosts: Lory Gil Mikah Sargent Rene Ritchie Georgia Dow  
September 23, 2018
Lory Gil, Georgia Dow, Rene Ritchie, and Mikah Sargent are celebrating new iPhone and Apple Watch day with special guest Matthew Cassinelli. Matthew is a former Workflow and Apple employee who is a true expert when it comes to the killer feature of iOS 12 — Siri Shortcuts! They dig into how Shortcuts can make you more productive and efficient while Mikah and Lory wait patiently(?) for the delivery person to drop off their new goodies. They also discuss takeaways and expectations from the recent product announcements. In addition, the crew geek out as Matthew provides a live unboxing his shiny, new Apple Watch Series 4! Show Notes and Links: Matthew Cassinelli 60 apps that work with Siri Shortcuts Beginner's guide: How to set up and start using your new Apple Watch Apple Watch Series 4: Everything you need to know! iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max: Everything you need to know! iPhone XR: Everything you need to know! Sponsors: Techmeme Ride Home Podcast —New episodes every weekday covering all the top stories from techmeme.com! Just search your podcast app for "Ride Home" and subscribe today! Hosts: Lory Gil Mikah Sargent Rene Ritchie Georgia Dow  
September 15, 2018
Mikah Sargent, Georgia Dow, and Lory Gil are here to talk about all the new hotness from Cupertino! Apple Watch Series 4 has the potential to save lives, but the technology it contains could feed into health anxiety for some people. iPhone XS and XS Max build on the technology from last year's iPhone X, while the XR joins the fray with a more affordable price and some lucious color options. The gang talk about what they've ordered and what they're still thinking about. Finally, pour one out for Lory's little buddy, iPhone SE! Show Notes and Links: Best way to buy your new iPhone All of Apple's big announcements from the 2018 iPhone event! Apple Watch Series 4: Everything you need to know! iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max: Everything you need to know! iPhone XR: Everything you need to know! Sponsors: Thrifter.com: All the best deals from Amazon, Best Buy, and more, fussily curated and constantly updated. Hosts: Lory Gil Mikah Sargent Rene Ritchie Georgia Dow  
September 9, 2018
Rene Ritchie, Lory Gil, and Georgia Dow get Plussy with new iPhone names in advance of Apple's event on September 12th. At least Apple Watch Series 4 will have a name that's easy enough to grok. They also look ahead to new AirPods and the AirPower charging surface. Finally, will the upcoming event include iPads and Macs as one more thing(s), or will there be a separate event for those later this fall? Jump into the iHole with us! Show Notes and Links: iPhone Xs (2018) rumors: Release date, specs, price, and features! Apple Watch Series 4 Preview: What's coming... and not AirPods 2 rumors Sponsors: Casper Get $50 toward select mattresses by visiting Casper.com/imore and using offer code "imore" at checkout — Terms and conditions apply. Hosts: Lory Gil Mikah Sargent Rene Ritchie Georgia Dow  
September 3, 2018
The cat's out of the bag! Apple has officially announced a presentation on September 12th for new product announcements, so Rene Ritchie, Lory Gil, Mikah Sargent, and Georgia Dow are here with a preview of what rumors are likely to become reality. They also cover AirPlay 2 support of the venerable AirPort Express, along with Siri Shortcuts on HomePod and Apple Watch. They also share insight into a report showing that Android devices collect a lot more of your data than iPhone. 10x more!!! Finally, they share their favorite product announcements from the IFA trade show in Berlin. Join us! Show Notes and Links: iPhone event! iPhone Xs Apple Watch Series 4 AirPlay 2 supports AirPort Express That pesky iOS 12 beta bug (and the fix) Siri Shortcuts now work on the HomePod and Apple Watch Android sucks 10X more data than iPhone Science corner! Picks of the week: Philips Hue Switch Plate Ultimate Ears Boom 3 and Megaboom 3 Samsung X5 portable Thunderbolt 3 SSD Vive Wireless Adapter Sponsors: Thrifter.com: All the best deals from Amazon, Best Buy, and more, fussily curated and constantly updated. Hosts: Lory Gil Mikah Sargent Rene Ritchie Georgia Dow  
August 24, 2018
Georgia Dow, Rene Ritchie, Lory Gil, and Mikah Sargent are here with your weekly dose of iMore for your ear holes! They talk about Tim Cook's 7-year anniversary as CEO of Apple. Cook has been a huge advocate for consumer privacy — that ties in perfectly with a discussion about the best ways to protect your privacy online and gain a better understanding of how companies use your information. They also look at the latest Mac Mini rumors, 512 Pixel's amazing Aqua screenshot library, and alternatives to Back To My Mac, which is being removed in macOS Mojave. Don't miss it! Show Notes and Links: Tim Cook's 7-year anniversary as CEO of Apple Privacy best practices Mac Mini? 512 Pixel's Aqua Screenshot Library What to do when Back to My Mac is gone Sponsors: Thrifter.com: All the best deals from Amazon, Best Buy, and more, fussily curated and constantly updated. Hosts: Lory Gil Mikah Sargent Rene Ritchie Georgia Dow  
August 17, 2018
Having escaped the spice mines of Kessel, Georgia Dow makes her triumphant return to the iMore show as she joins Lory Gil, Mikah Sargent, and Rene Ritchie to speculate and pontificate on the next round of Apple product releases. The crew share their hopes, dreams, and potentially more realistic expectations for a presumed event in September, which may include fresh iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac models along with a trio of new iPhones. They also talk about the role of App developers and our own personal responsibility when it comes to protecting private data. Additionally, Group FaceTime features have been pulled from the initial releases of iOS 12 and macOS Mojave, but they'll likely be added in a future update. Finally, they take a look at adorable iPhone pillows and new MoviePass restrictions. Check it out! Show Notes and Links: Apple September 2018 iPhone Event We're the ones in charge of protecting our data No Group FaceTime in iOS 12/macOS Mojave Apple Pencil support on iPhone X? Can we talk about how dang cute these pillows are?! New MoviePass restrictions Sponsors: Thrifter.com: All the best deals from Amazon, Best Buy, and more, fussily curated and constantly updated. Hosts: Lory Gil Mikah Sargent Rene Ritchie Georgia Dow  
August 11, 2018
This week, Lory Gil and Mikah Sargent are joined by iMore's own Luke Filipowicz to cover all the hot Apple topics (with a little Nintendo too)! They explore iPhone battery myths and Tim Cook's memo to employees about the company's stock market cap valuation. The crew also dig into a monetization feature added to mini-podcast platform, Anchor, the shut down of Newton Mail, and Logitech's new wireless phone charger. Last, but certainly not least, we get a sneak peak at the myriad characters in the upcoming fighting game for Switch — Super Smash Bros. Ultimate! Show Notes and Links: Luke Filipowicz iPhone battery myth Tim Cook to employees: Thanks a trillion, but... Anchor gets update, allows podcasters to collect money from listeners Newton Mail shutting down Logitech's POWERED Super Smash Bros News Sponsors: Thrifter.com: All the best deals from Amazon, Best Buy, and more, fussily curated and constantly updated. Hosts: Lory Gil Mikah Sargent Rene Ritchie Georgia Dow  
August 3, 2018
Mikah Sargent and Rene Ritchie discuss Apple's decision to end the App Store affiliate program. This seems like a cold move, especially given their excellent Q3 2018 earnings results. Speaking of money, Apple's market cap has exceeded one trillion dollars. Is this a big deal for most people? Nope, but it's an interesting milestone for publicly traded companies. Mikah and Rene also take the time to answer a whole bunch of YOUR questions! Show Notes and Links: Apple ending the App Store affiliate program is bad for the community Apple Earnings Q3 2018 Transcript: Apple CEO Tim Cook on the company's 2018 Q3 earnings Obscura is free to download in the Apple Store for the next 2 months Sponsors: Udemy: Udemy is the largest and most accessible online learning marketplace, with the most courses, teachers, and opportunities for students everywhere around the globe. Get 90% off when you sign up for classes at https://ude.my/imore! Ziprecruiter: The smartest way to hire. Try ZipRecruiter for free. That’s right FREE! Hosts: Lory Gil Mikah Sargent Rene Ritchie Georgia Dow  
July 29, 2018
Team #imore4lyfe are joined for the first segment of the show by Michael Simmons of Flexibits to talk about Fantastical 2.5 for Mac. From there, Rene, Mikah, and Lory dig in to new features in the MacBook Pro 2018 models — everything from True Tone display technology, quad-core chips in the 13" model to quench the insatiable thirst of Final Cut Pro X, to performance of the Intel i9 processor option available on the 15" model. Plus, the team go around the horn and share their favorite news picks from the week. Check it out! Show Notes and Links: iMore show 619 Video Edition Fantastical 2.5 Flexibits MacBook Pro 2018 MacBook Pro i9 performance bug fix How one man accessed a teenager's data from an iPhone she traded in Things relating to HomePod and Sonos speakers Apple sets up AMA style help in Community forums Sponsors: Away: First class luggage at a coach price. For $20 off a suitcase, visit awaytravel.com/imore and use promo code "imore" during checkout! Thrifter.com: All the best deals from Amazon, Best Buy, and more, fussily curated and constantly updated. Hosts: Lory Gil Mikah Sargent Rene Ritchie Georgia Dow  
July 21, 2018
Lory Gil and Mikah Sargent are joined for the first half of the show by Ryan Cash. He's the founder of Snowman — the independent software development studio responsible for wildly popular games like Alto's Adventure, Alto's Odyssey, and Circles. They talk about the past, present, and future of his company and the enormous impact iPhone and the App Store have had on the world. From there, Mikah and Lory talk about their mutual love, admiration, and respect for Serenity Caldwell. It was recently announced that Serenity has left iMore for a position with Apple's communication team. Although no one can truly replace Serenity, Lory has been promoted to managing editor of iMore. They also chat about Instagram's new Q&A feature, and Lory has the scoop on Gorilla Glass 6. Show Notes and Links: iMore show 618 Video Edition Check out some blog posts and see what Snowman is up to: http://blog.builtbysnowman.com/post/175745653557/app-store-10-years http://blog.builtbysnowman.com/post/175987555447/altos-odyssey-android-trailer http://builtbysnowman.com/checkmark/ https://thenextweb.com/apps/2013/04/26/circles-is-a-multiplayer-weaponized-version-of-simon-says-for-ios-that-benefits-alzheimers-research/ http://wherecardsfall.com http://skatecitygame.com http://playdistant.com/ @ryanacash on Twitter Serenity Caldwell heads to the fruit company Serenity's tweet thread about her goodbye Meet your new managing editor Instagram Q&A Gorilla Glass 6 unveiled Sponsors: Thrifter.com: All the best deals from Amazon, Best Buy, and more, fussily curated and constantly updated. Hosts: Lory Gil Mikah Sargent Serenity Caldwell Rene Ritchie Georgia Dow  
July 14, 2018
On this very special episode of iMore show, Mikah Sargent and Lory Gil speak with Brian Mueller, founder of Carrot apps. Brian gives the low down on the inspiration behind Carrot's signature snark and the various apps within the Carrot Cinematic Universe: To-Do, Alarm, Fit, Hunger, and, of course, Weather! From there, Lory and Serenity Caldwell go one-on-one as Serenity delivers a field report while on a cross-country road trip! They talk about photographing national parks, shopping with AR, and Apple's brand new MacBook Pros! Show Notes and Links: iMore show 617 Video Edition CARROT Apps AR shopping gets simpler with AR Quick Look on Shopify MacBook Pro (2018): First look, listen, and feel! Apple is back in classic pro mode, and we're getting the new Macs to prove it MacBook Pro: Key death and the butterfly keyboard effect Rumor: Adobe bringing the full power of Photoshop to the iPad in 2019 Sponsors: Thrifter.com: Thrifter uncovers the best deals on your favorite tech every day of the year and kicks into high-gear during special events like Prime Day. Make sure you sign up for the Thrifter Prime Day newsletter and follow them on Twitter (@ThrifterDaily) to receive breaking news, leaks and pro tips during the run-up to the big day and a curated selection of the best deals once they go live. Hosts: Lory Gil Mikah Sargent Serenity Caldwell Rene Ritchie Georgia Dow  
July 6, 2018
We've got rumors by the dozen on this week's episode, as Lory Gil, Mikah Sargent, and Serenity Caldwell talk about everything from the possibility of new iPhone colors to Face ID on next generation iPads. Plus, hear about performance enhancements to devices like iPhone SE thanks to iOS 12, the Siri Shortcuts beta, an overhaul of Apple Maps, and new pricing tiers for Netflix. Turn it up, man! It's iMore show! Show Notes and Links: iMore show 616 Video Edition Rumor: Next Gen iPhone colors Rumor: Apple ditches Intel Rumor: Five new MacBooks coming soon? Rumor: Next Gen iPad with Face ID? 3 new models? iOS 12 performance enhancements make iPhone SE rock Developers can now request access to Siri Shortcuts beta iPad specific features for iOS 12 Apple Maps update Netflix testing new pricing tiers Sponsors: Ziprecruiter: The smartest way to hire. Try ZipRecruiter for free. That’s right FREE! Udemy: Udemy is the largest and most accessible online learning marketplace, with the most courses, teachers, and opportunities for students everywhere around the globe. Get 90% off when you sign up for classes at https://ude.my/imore! Hosts: Lory Gil Mikah Sargent Serenity Caldwell Rene Ritchie Georgia Dow  
June 29, 2018
Mikah Sargent, and Lory Gil are joined by Nanoleaf CEO, Gimmy Chu, to talk about their new Nanoleaf Remote. Nanoleaf Remote is a unique, dodecahedron shaped controller for their lighting products, but it can also be used to control HomeKit devices. Additionally, all the Apple OS things are now available in public beta! If you're brave and have backups, you can try out the new features in iOS 12, macOS Mojave, and tvOS 12. Plus, Apple has acknowledged issues some users have experienced with keyboards on MacBook and MacBook Pro, and they now have a repair process to address the problem for those affected. Finally, Pokémon Quest is here and Lory has all the details! Check it out! Show Notes and Links: iMore show 615 Video Edition Nanoleaf Remote review CNET Nanoleaf Video iOS 12 preview iOS 12: How Apple will make your old iPhone feel new again macOS Mojave preview macOS Mojave: The secrets behind dark mode tvOS 12 Apple's Keyboard Service Program Pokémon Quest launches on iPhone and iPad Sponsors: Thrifter.com: All the best deals from Amazon, Best Buy, and more, fussily curated and constantly updated. Hosts: Lory Gil Mikah Sargent Serenity Caldwell Rene Ritchie Georgia Dow  
June 22, 2018
Serenity Caldwell, Mikah Sargent, and Lory Gil talk about their favorite features in watchOS and iOS developer beta 2, including the hottest new tech of the 21st century: Walkie-Talkie! They also discuss the previously announced but still unreleased AirPower wireless charging device, and Instagram's new video hub, IGTV. Keep it locked to this frequency! Show Notes and Links: iMore show 614 Video Edition Dev beta 2 Apple and health care iOS 12 dev beta How to downgrade watchOS on your Apple Watch Apple wants to replace your car keys AirPower report, Bloomberg IGTV Sponsors: Thrifter.com: All the best deals from Amazon, Best Buy, and more, fussily curated and constantly updated. Hosts: Lory Gil Mikah Sargent Serenity Caldwell Rene Ritchie Georgia Dow  
June 15, 2018
Lory Gil and Mikah Sargent are joined by Werner Jainek of Cultured Code to talk about Things — their task manager app for iOS and Mac. Werner shares plenty tips, tricks, and the thought process behind the software. Even if you don't own it already, listen in because you'll definitely want to check this awesome app out! They also talk about the recent announcements at WWDC and how they will benefit developers and end users alike. Join us! Show Notes and Links: iMore show 613 Video Edition Things from Cultured Code Keyboard Shortcuts for Things 3 @jainek Werner Jainek on Twitter Sponsors: Thrifter.com: All the best deals from Amazon, Best Buy, and more, fussily curated and constantly updated. Hosts: Lory Gil Mikah Sargent Serenity Caldwell Rene Ritchie Georgia Dow  
June 14, 2018
NextDoor is a developer conference that ran concurrently, and literally next door, to WWDC 2018 in San Jose, California. Serenity Caldwell and Rene Ritchie were invited to speak to attendees about the most significant advancements in iOS, WatchOS, and macOS. Show Notes and Links: NextDoor Sponsors: Thrifter.com: All the best deals from Amazon, Best Buy, and more, fussily curated and constantly updated. Hosts: Lory Gil Mikah Sargent Serenity Caldwell Rene Ritchie Georgia Dow  
June 8, 2018
Mikah Sargent and Lory Gil talk about all the new awesomeness coming in iOS 12, WatchOS 5, and macOS Mojave. They share some favorite features demoed at WWDC and their experiences using the first developer beta. Don't try this at home, kids! Public betas will be available later this summer. When the time comes, proceed at your own risk — ESPECIALLY on your primary devices! In the meantime, leave it to these daredevils to take the plunge. There are so many great new features and performances tweaks coming soon. Don't miss it! Show Notes and Links: iMore show 611 video edition watchOS 5: Everything you need to know! watchOS 5 beta is temporarily unavailable How Walkie Talkie works in watchOS 5 FAQ: Walkie Talkie in iOS 5 macOS Mojave: Everything you need to know! What you need to know about Marzipan State of the Union Highlights iOS 12: Everything you need to know! Siri Shortcuts What's new in FaceTime on iOS and macOS Animoji and Memoji Screen Time on iOS 12 Sponsors: Thrifter.com: All the best deals from Amazon, Best Buy, and more, fussily curated and constantly updated. Hosts: Lory Gil Mikah Sargent Serenity Caldwell Rene Ritchie Georgia Dow  
June 6, 2018
Rene Ritchie and Serenity Caldwell speak with the creators of Agenda — a WWDC 2018 Apple Design Award winning note taking app for Mac. They discuss Agenda as well as this year's major announcements from a developer and end user perspective. Show Notes and Links: Agenda – A new take on notes on the Mac App Store Agenda.com All of Apple's big announcements from WWDC 2018! These are the WWDC 2018 Apple Design Award Winners! Alexander Griekspoor on Twitter Charles Parnot on Twitter Marcello Luppi on Twitter Drew McCormack on Twitter Sponsors: Ziprecruiter: The smartest way to hire. Try ZipRecruiter for free. That’s right FREE! Hosts: Lory Gil Mikah Sargent Serenity Caldwell Rene Ritchie Georgia Dow  
June 1, 2018
Lory Gil, Serenity Caldwell, and Mikah Sargent are gearing up for all of next week's WWDC madness. Lory and Serenity will be in attendance along with Rene Ritchie, so they share how they pack for the event. The crew also discuss iPhone SE 2 rumors and the release of AirPlay 2, which enables stereo audio from a pair of HomePods. Finally, there are two Pokémon games coming to Nintendo Switch, AND a special controller called Poké Ball Plus. Join us! Show Notes and Links: iMore show 609 video edition Rumored SE 2 pic with notch WWDC Excite Apple storing meta data for contacts This wristband lets you strap your AirPods to your wrist for some reason AirPlay 2 launches with iOS/tvOS 11.4 https://www.imore.com/how-add-multi-room-audio-your-homepod-speakers https://www.imore.com/how-create-stereo-pair-your-homepods-and-airplay-2 AirFoil Nintendo announces 2 Pokémon games in 2018 and one more coming in 2019 Pokémon Quest Poké Ball Plus Sponsors: Thrifter.com: All the best deals from Amazon, Best Buy, and more, fussily curated and constantly updated. Hosts: Lory Gil Mikah Sargent Serenity Caldwell Rene Ritchie Georgia Dow  
May 25, 2018
Lory Gil, Serenity Caldwell, and Mikah Sargent are joined by special guest Michael Fey of Agilebits to discuss 1Password 7 for Mac. He shares a lot of great information about this particular release, and how developers work to create excitement around new software. The crew also chat about Podcast player apps, including the brand new Castro 3. From there, they dive into wish lists for WWDC announcements on June 4th. Finally, a quick chat about Apple's new privacy portal and GDPR compliance. Tune in! Show Notes and Links: iMore show 608 video edition 1Password 7 for Mac Castro 3 WWDC invites Apple's GDPR compliance Apple's privacy portal @MrRooni Michael Fey on Twitter Sponsors: Thrifter.com: All the best deals from Amazon, Best Buy, and more, fussily curated and constantly updated. Hosts: Lory Gil Mikah Sargent Serenity Caldwell Rene Ritchie Georgia Dow  
May 18, 2018
Lory Gil and Mikah Sargent talk about why iPhone probably won't go USB-C, and the possibility of an iPhone SE 2 with Face ID. They also discuss the revamped Google News and the replacement for YouTube Red: YouTube Premium. In addition, Twitter has announced API details that will make life very difficult for third party Twitter clients. But in more positive news, there's a new hope as the U.S. Senate votes to restore Net Neutrality. Lastly, they chat about the internet's hottest new controversy: Laurel vs. Yanny, and a decades old "banned" video game coming to Nintendo Switch. Show Notes and Links: iMore show 607 video edition Why iPhone probably won't go USB-C iPhone SE getting Face ID? Google News for iPhone YouTube Premium Twitter API details U.S. Senate votes to restore Net Neutrality battleforthenet.com Laurel vs Yanny (WTF?) Night Trap actually IS coming to Nintendo Switch Sponsors: Thrifter.com: All the best deals from Amazon, Best Buy, and more, fussily curated and constantly updated. Hosts: Lory Gil Mikah Sargent Serenity Caldwell Rene Ritchie Georgia Dow  
May 11, 2018
Lory Gil and Mikah Sargent share their impressions of Oculus Go. Even though it doesn't quite compete with high end VR devices like HTC Vive and the Oculus Rift, it has proven to be addictively fun. Lory also supplies a boots on the ground report from Google I/O 2018. One highlight at the conference was a demo of Google Duplex. In the technology preview, an AI places a telephone call to make appointments for the user — carrying on an interactive, natural sounding conversation with the person on the other end of the line. It's a little strange, and maybe a little scary, but amazing nonetheless! Show Notes and Links: iMore show 606 video edition Oculus Go: Everything you need to know! Google I/O 2018: All the big announcements! Sponsors: Ziprecruiter: The smartest way to hire. Try ZipRecruiter for free. That’s right FREE! Thrifter.com: All the best deals from Amazon, Best Buy, and more, fussily curated and constantly updated. Hosts: Lory Gil Mikah Sargent Serenity Caldwell Rene Ritchie Georgia Dow  
May 4, 2018
Mikah Sargent and Lory Gil deliver the skinny on the brand new Oculus Go, a standalone VR device. For maximum iPhoneography, they also talk about Olloclip's Lens Kit for iPhone X. In other news, T-Moblie and Sprint are now BFFs, thanks to a $26.5 billion dollar merger. What's the deal with "Marzipan", Apple's secret software project, plus the latest MacBook Air rumors. Finally, WhatsApp's founder peaces out after their acquisition by Facebook. Show Notes and Links: iMore show 605 video edition Oculus Go: Everything you need to know! olloclip Lens Kit for iPhone X T-Mobile and Sprint are merging for $26.5 billion: Here are the details Marzipan: What you need to know about the rumored new XKit Lory "kicking" a goose MacBook Air Update: Release date, price, specs, and features Halide: Everything you need to know! WhatsApp: Everything you need to know! Sponsors: Thrifter.com: All the best deals from Amazon, Best Buy, and more, fussily curated and constantly updated. Hosts: Lory Gil Mikah Sargent Serenity Caldwell Rene Ritchie Georgia Dow  
April 27, 2018
Serenity Caldwell, Lory Gil, and Mikah Sargent begin this week's show by chatting about video editing on iPad. Serenity says it feels so good to work in a more tactile way with footage, but the tools can be buggy and aren't as advanced as they could be. The crew also discuss a jailbreak for Nintendo Switch, as well as Nintendo's new Labo project kits. In addition, SmugMug has purchased Flickr from Yahoo. Longtime users hope this will breathe life into the photo sharing platform. Lory has been checking out Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, a role-playing game set in the magical world of our favorite school-age wizards. The game relies on a free-to-play model with in-app purchases. The jury is still out on how much enjoyment you can get from it before raiding your account at Gringotts. All that, and a lot more. Join us! Show Notes and Links: iMore show 604 video edition Why I love editing video on iPad — and how it could still be a lot better Nintendo Labo Review: Through the eyes of a child Nintendo Switch Jailbreak: Everything we know so far Flickr has been purchased by photo-sharing service SmugMug Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery: Beginner's Guide Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery: Everything you need to know! How to get workflows for your iPhone and iPad Apple Watch, meet backcountry hiking: How Apple's smartwatch tracks long-distance exercise Sponsors: Ziprecruiter The smartest way to hire. Try ZipRecruiter for free. That’s right FREE! Thrifter.com: All the best deals from Amazon, Best Buy, and more, fussily curated and constantly updated. Hosts: Lory Gil Mikah Sargent Serenity Caldwell Rene Ritchie Georgia Dow  
April 20, 2018
The dynamic duo of Lory Gil and Mikah Sargent talk all about the week's news in the Appleverse, including a leak about leaks, how to repair or replace an Apple Watch, and rumors about new Series 4 models. Speaking of rumors, they also discuss next generation iPhones and speculate about a possible new gold color. Finally, you no longer need expensive AR hardware (or the Millennium Falcon) to play 'Star Wars' holochess. Just your iOS device! Raaaawwwrrrrr! Show Notes and Links: iMore show 603 video edition Leaks, damning leaks, and spoilers How to repair or replace a broken Apple Watch Apple Watch Series 4: Release date rumors, spec speculation, and more! iPhone 9 / iPhone XI rumors: Release date, specs, price, and features! You can now play holochess in Star Wars: Jedi Challenges without the expensive AR headset Sponsors: Ziprecruiter The smartest way to hire. Try ZipRecruiter for free. That’s right FREE! Thrifter.com: All the best deals from Amazon, Best Buy, and more, fussily curated and constantly updated. Hosts: Lory Gil Mikah Sargent Serenity Caldwell Rene Ritchie Georgia Dow  
April 13, 2018
The U.S.S. iMore has a stowaway this week — Captain Rene Ritchie! He joins Serenity Caldwell, Lory Gil, and Mikah Sargent to talk about iPhone 8 PRODUCT(RED), and the 64-bit Mac app transition. They also chat about Mark Zuckerberg's testimony in Washington, and the not-so-little white lies from multiple Android OEMs about security patches. All that, plus Serenity shows off her fancy, and very British, Kaweco pen sleeve GRIP for Apple Pencil. All aboard! Show Notes and Links: iMore show 602 video edition iPhone 8 PRODUCT(RED) video hands-on! Kaweco pen sleeve GRIP for Apple Pencil The 64-bit Mac app transition: What you need to know Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before Senate Numerous Android OEMs discovered to be lying about security patches Sponsors: Thrifter.com: All the best deals from Amazon, Best Buy, and more, fussily curated and constantly updated. Hosts: Lory Gil Mikah Sargent Serenity Caldwell Rene Ritchie  
April 6, 2018
Mikah Sargent and Lory Gil hold down the fort and chat all about the week’s news for Apple users. Final Cut Pro X is being updated to 10.4.1, adding support for a new lossless codec, ProRes RAW, and built-in closed captioning support. Additionally, Facebook is starting to make good on its promise of easier control over your data by allowing deletion of multiple third-party app permissions at once. Apple has hired Google’s former chief of search and AI. To wrap things up, Lory and Mikah share two of their favorite apps. Join us! Show Notes and Links: iMore show 600 video edition Final Cut Pro X 10.4.1 gets ProRes RAW and closed captioning Facebook now lets you delete multiple third-party apps at once Facebook: Everything you need to know! Apple hires Google's chief of search and artificial intelligence Welltory - self control health WeTransfer Sponsors: Thrifter.com: All the best deals from Amazon, Best Buy, and more, fussily curated and constantly updated. Hosts: Lory Gil Mikah Sargent Serenity Caldwell Rene Ritchie Georgia Dow  
March 30, 2018
The band is back together for our 600th episode! Rene Ritchie and the elusive, enigmatic Georgia Dow join Mikah Sargent, Serenity Caldwell, and Lory Gil to reflect on their iMore origins. They dive deep into Apple’s recent education event, which focused heavily on curriculum and device management along with introducing the 6th generation iPad. Finally, the crew discuss Apple’s privacy policies. Come party with us! Show Notes and Links: iMore show 600 video edition About iMore Apple's love note to education 9.7-inch iPad (6th generation) Unboxing and Hands-On Video Apple Education Event: The most important announcements Everyone Can Code: Everything you need to know! Big news about Apple, GDPR, and your privacy Sponsors: Audible Go to audible.com/imore or text iMORE' to 500-500 to get started. Thrifter.com: All the best deals from Amazon, Best Buy, and more, fussily curated and constantly updated. Hosts: Lory Gil Mikah Sargent Serenity Caldwell Rene Ritchie Georgia Dow  
March 23, 2018
Mikah Sargent, Serenity Caldwell, and Lory Gil are joined by special guests Russell Holly and Luke Filipowicz for a game-centric spectacular! Lory and Russell are live from San Francisco where GDC is taking place as they report on all the latest news in AR/VR. Plus, Luke Filipowicz gives us the skinny on two of the hottest games to arrive on mobile: PUBG and Fortnite. We’d be remiss if we didn’t address the latest Facebook scandal. Cambridge Analytica took the creepiness factor to entirely new heights. Zuck says he’s sorry, but has Facebook ever earned our trust? Show Notes and Links: iMore show 599 video edition We're at GDC 2018! Fortnite: Everything you need to know! How to download and sign up for PUBG Mobile Delete your Facebook Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg addresses Cambridge Analytica scandal Facebook never earned your trust and now we're all paying the price @RussellHolly on Twitter @LukeFilipowicz on Twitter Sponsors: Thrifter.com: All the best deals from Amazon, Best Buy, and more, fussily curated and constantly updated. Hosts: Lory Gil Mikah Sargent Serenity Caldwell  
March 16, 2018
Apple has announced WWDC 2018, with the big keynote taking place June 4th. And, unbeknownst to us at the time of recording, will also be hosting an event in Chicago on March 27th. Serenity Caldwell, Lory Gil, and Mikah Sargent pontificate on what hardware and software treats might be coming this year, even if their timelines turn out to be a bit off. They also talk about the Fitbit Versa, Apple’s acquisition of Texture, a new Battle Royale, and much more! Show Notes and Links: iMore show 598 video edition WWDC 2018 Preview: What to expect from Apple's biggest show of the year! Apple Event on March 27 in Chicago Fitbit Versa hands-on: Fitbit's finally getting serious about smartwatches Google now owns a very important part of the next Pokemon GO Apple aquires Texture Fortnite Battle Royale: Everything you need to know Sponsors: Thrifter.com: All the best deals from Amazon, Best Buy, and more, fussily curated and constantly updated. Hosts: Lory Gil Mikah Sargent Serenity Caldwell  
March 10, 2018
Serenity Caldwell, Lory Gil, and Mikah Sargent talk about Apple’s activity challenge to celebrate International Women’s Day. They also cover a variety of privacy topics regarding Facebook, Amazon, and Google Clips. You’ll get a taste of rumors about over-the-ear headphones coming from Apple, the gang’s favorite new tech of the week, and more! Show Notes and Links: iMore show 597 video edition How to stop Facebook from accessing your Microphone Google's new camera is its most Apple-like product yet Like AirPods but cans: Apple reportedly working on over-the-ear headphone Apple’s Supplier Responsibility Report Sponsors: Thrifter.com: All the best deals from Amazon, Best Buy, and more, fussily curated and constantly updated. Hosts: Rene Ritchie Georgia Dow Lory Gil Mikah Sargent Serenity Caldwell  
March 2, 2018
Lory Gil and Serenity Caldwell discuss rumors surrounding a possible Apple event in March, including new iPads, iPhone SE 2, and AirPower wireless charging. Rene Ritchie also joins the fun to chat about iCloud in China and his time using the entry-level iMac Pro. Additionally, Serenity and Lory look at upcoming ClassKit functionality, ski and snowboarding fitness tracking, their favorite things of the week, and a ton more! Show Notes and Links: iMore show 596 video edition iPhone SE 2 rumors: Release date, specs, price, and features! Apple March 2018 Event Rumors: iPads, SEs, AirPower, and more! iMac Pro review: Beauty of a beast China vs. Apple and iCloud New screenshots show preferences screen for Apple’s upcoming ClassKit framework Apple Watch Series 3 LTE Review Sponsors: Thrifter.com: All the best deals from Amazon, Best Buy, and more, fussily curated and constantly updated. Hosts: Rene Ritchie Georgia Dow Lory Gil Mikah Sargent Serenity Caldwell
February 23, 2018
Lory Gil, Mikah Sargent, and Serenity Caldwell mourn the deprecation of the official Twitter client for Mac and offer some alternatives. They also talk about the visual and sonic marvels within Alto’s Odyssey, a brand new game for iOS and Apple TV. Plus, rumors are circulating about a new version of AirPods that are said to offer a hands free Siri experience. Join us! Show Notes and Links: iMore show 595 video edition The life and death of Twitter for Mac Alto's Odyssey Review: A perfect follow-up to Alto's snowy adventure The evolution of Alto's Odyssey: A Q&A with Team Alto Alto’s Odyssey Tips and Tricks Guide New AirPods said to let you use Siri completely hands free Sponsors: Thrifter.com: All the best deals from Amazon, Best Buy, and more, fussily curated and constantly updated. Hosts: Lory Gil Mikah Sargent Serenity Caldwell  
February 16, 2018
Lory Gil, Mikah Sargent, and Serenity Caldwell talk about the HomePod staining some wood finishes, how to avoid it, and why Apple missed this (or at least warning customers of the possibility) in the first place. They also discuss fixes for the Telugu character bug. On a happier note, Lory espouses the joy of using Airplay to send audio from her Apple TV to HomePod for a better home theater experience. Show notes iMore show 594 video edition How to stop HomePod and Sonos One from leaving white rings on wood furniture How to fix the message app crash bug on iPhone and iPad Sponsors Thrifter.com: All the best deals from Amazon, Best Buy, and more, fussily curated and constantly updated. Hosts Lory Gil Mikah Sargent Serenity Caldwell Be part of the show! Send in your comments, questions, feedback, or follow-up to: Email: imoreshow@imore.com Twitter: @iMore with hashtag #askimore  
February 9, 2018
Serenity Caldwell, Rene Ritchie, Lory Gil, and Mikah Sargent are all in for HomePod’s release day! They answer a ton of listener questions and talk about comparisons to other smart speakers. Rene also demonstrates some of Siri’s capabilities on HomePod and plays a few example tracks. Check it out! Show Notes and Links: iMore show 593 video edition HomePod vs. Amazon Echo vs. Google Home Max vs. Sonos One: Speaker showdown HomePod: Retina for your ears Hands-on with the HomePod Sponsors: Thrifter.com: All the best deals from Amazon, Best Buy, and more, fussily curated and constantly updated.  
February 2, 2018
Lory Gil and Mikah Sargent team up to chat about the latest news from the Apple-verse, including word from Nintendo that Mario Kart is coming to smartphones! They also talk about the latest additions to Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, plus rumors about the iPhone X supply chain and a possible iPhone SE 2. Check it out! Show Notes and Links: iMore show 592 video edition Mario Kart is officially coming to smartphones Animal Crossing Pocket Camp: Everything you need to know! Transcript: Apple CEO Tim Cook on the company's 2018 Q1 earnings Apple to Cut iPhone X Production in the Face of Weak Demand Vector 069: Manipulations and Reliability New iPhone SE could be coming in 2018 Sponsors: Thrifter.com: All the best deals from Amazon, Best Buy, and more, fussily curated and constantly updated.  
January 26, 2018
Mikah Sargent, Lory Gil, and Rene Ritchie talk all about Apple’s new HomePod, which is now available to pre-order in some countries. They also preview some of the new features coming in iOS 11.3, and discuss changes to MacOS Server. All that, plus Mikah shows off Farrago — Rogue Amoeba’s new soundboard for Mac! Show Notes and Links: iMore show 591 video edition HomePod: This is Apple's Siri Speaker Should you buy multiple HomePod speakers? What’s new in iOS 11.3? What you need to know about Health Records in iOS 11.3 What's new with ARKit in iOS 11.3 Farrago: A new soundboard for Mac from Rogue Amoeba Sponsors: Thrifter.com: All the best deals from Amazon, Best Buy, and more, fussily curated and constantly updated.  
January 19, 2018
Lory Gil and Mikah Sargent are joined by Russell Holly to talk about Labo – Nintendo’s new cardboard toys and project accessories for the Switch. They also discuss the iMessage ‘text bomb’, an iOS update that will let users disable #iPhoneSlow throttling, and changes to App Store web listings. Additionally, the gang shares some of their favorite new Apps. Join us! Show Notes and Links: iMore show 590 video edition Nintendo announces Labo: Switch compatible cardboard toys dARk: Subject One An iMessage 'text bomb' is floating around that can freeze your iPhone Tim Cook: Future update will let users disable #iPhoneSlow throttling (even if they shouldn't) App Store Web Listings update Cool New Apps: Lifesum App Google Arts & Culture dARk: Subject One Sponsors: Thrifter.com: All the best deals from Amazon, Best Buy, and more, fussily curated and constantly updated.  
January 11, 2018
Serenity Caldwell, Lory Gil, and Mikah Sargent talk about some of the most interesting gadgets announced at CES 2018 in Las Vegas, NV, including new HomeKit enabled tech, Philips’ “Friends of Hue” initiative, and smart appliances from companies like Kohler. They also discuss how Qi has become the de facto wireless charging standard, Apple’s patches for the Spectre vulnerability, and the 11th anniversary of iPhone. Check it out! Show Notes and Links: iMore show 589 video edition Nail printer video Libratone TRACK+ Best physical HomeKit controllers announced at CES 2018 Philips Hue Entertainment — Coco Music Video Kohler announces Konnect, its line of premium smart appliances Over, these charging wars are macOS High Sierra fix for Spectre Apple: New parental control features are coming 11 years ago today, Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone Sponsors: Thrifter.com: All the best deals from Amazon, Best Buy, and more, fussily curated and constantly updated.  
January 5, 2018
We ring in the new year with a cavalcade of iMore stars! The gang of usual rabble-rousers, Lory Gil, Serenity Caldwell, Mikah Sargent, and Rene Ritchie, are joined by Joe Keller and Luke Filipowicz. Not only do they talk about what they’re most excited for in 2018, but they also share their favorite tech purchases from 2017. Don’t miss it! Show Notes and Links: iMore show 588 video edition ‘Meltdown' and 'Spectre' FAQ Joe Keller (@jkeller87) on Twitter Luke Filipowicz (@lukefilipowicz) on Twitter Favorite tech purchases of 2017: Serenity Caldwell: FluidStance Plane Scandi Mikah Sargent: Philips Hue dimmer switch Lory Gil: BioLite CampStove Joe Keller: Sony A7R II mirrorless camera Luke Filipowicz: Nintendo Switch & August EP650 bluetooth headphones Rene Ritchie: LG C7P OLED 4K HDR TV Sponsors: MintSIM: Voice, data, and text for less. Get free first-class shipping with code IMFREESHIP. Thrifter.com: All the best deals from Amazon, Best Buy, and more, fussily curated and constantly updated.  
December 29, 2017
This week, Serenity Caldwell and Lory Gill are joined by Cella Lao Rousseau to talk about iMore’s ’12 Days of Tech Tips’ series of articles, and tips for taking better winter photos. They also share information about some of the gifts they received for Christmas, including 4K TVs, Instax cameras, and the Playstation VR headset! Show Notes and Links: iMore show 587 video edition Apple addresses #iPhoneSlow, offers steep discounts on battery replacements iMore presents: 12 Days of Tech Tips Cella Lao Rousseau on Twitter Sponsors: MintSIM: Voice, data, and text for less. Get free first-class shipping with code IMFREESHIP. Thrifter.com: All the best deals from Amazon, Best Buy, and more, fussily curated and constantly updated.  
December 23, 2017
Mikah Sargent and Lory Gil are joined by Russell Holly of VRHeads to talk about the new AR features in Pokémon Go, lots of other cool AR apps, Apple throttling phones with worn down batteries, Apple TV is now available for purchase on Amazon, and more! Show Notes and Links: iMore show 586 video edition Here's how Pokémon Go's new AR+ mode works Night Sky Jigspace Quartz ARise Why Apple slows down old iPhones to save your battery Apple deliberately slows old iPhones! A story of good reasons and dumb, dumb messaging The Apple TV is now officially available for purchase on Amazon Sponsors: MintSIM: Voice, data, and text for less. Get free first-class shipping with code IMFREESHIP. Thrifter.com: All the best deals from Amazon, Best Buy, and more, fussily curated and constantly updated.  
December 15, 2017
This week, Serenity Caldwell celebrates her birthday along with Mikah Sargent, Lory Gil, and a host of surprise guests as they get ready for Star Wars: The Last Jedi! They also talk about the Net Neutrality repeal and Apple’s deliciously Space Gray iMac Pro. All that, plus crazy Apple Music Store rumors, and some brand new apps! Show Notes and Links: iMore show 585 video edition How to stay sane and spoiler-free until Star Wars: The Last Jedi Best way to deck out for Star Wars: The Last Jedi Net Neutrality iMac Pro first impressions: Beauty of a beast Should you really get 128GB iMac Pro? Apple's Music Store isn't going anywhere — but the iTunes branding might PlayDead's Inside Workouts ++ Focos Donate to the ASPCA Sponsors: MintSIM: Voice, data, and text for less. Get free first-class shipping with code IMFREESHIP. Thrifter.com: All the best deals from Amazon, Best Buy, and more, fussily curated and constantly updated.  
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